Monday, August 13, 2007
To heck with shortening everyones name, it's a pain in the tushy!
Yesterday we had Ethan's birthday party at the aquatic center. Lotsa fun, very hot. The forecast is over 100 degrees for the next three days. Good swimming weather, so long as we have that sunscreen coated on.
Anyway, Fred's sister Kayla and her boyfriend actually came. Yea! We don't see them often. They brought two of Stacy's kids, which was nice. My sister Julie came, too, with Owenkins. Poor kid was terrified of the water. He did splash a little while sitting on my lap, but then he clung to Julie while he was walking back to shore. Ha.
Ethan's been having a blast with all of his new cars, trucks, dinos, books, and so forth. I think Fred has been enjoying it, too! What is it about guys and trucks? Or Nintendo. I guess I just don't understand the appeal. I'd rather read a book or ride a bike, but that's just me...
Amy and Vu came on Saturday to see Ethan and drop off his gift. I got a few cute sunglass pics of her and the kids, and Uncle Vu did a quick sketch of Mr. Ethan. Very cute.
Today we "officially" started math and reading. We had been doing just those two subjects for a good part of the summer, but today we got down to business with the real curriculum and all the manipulative stuff that goes with it. Ethan got to jump right in with his geo board and teddy counters. Isabelle had graph review, some addition stuff, and clock stuff. Seems like hers was a whole slew of review, but that's good.
I can't wait until Trevor starts his two days of pre-K at the church. Johnna is so great with kids, and I think he will especially enjoy the Music and Movement time. It's only 6 hours total a week, and a lot like a gymboree type class thing at this age, but it will still be uninterrupted time for me to work with the bigger kids.